Andrew Callaway

Dr Andrew Callaway

  • Principal Academic In Biomechanics and Performance Analysis
  • Dorset House D133, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I have a wide-ranging area of work covering sports performance analysis and biomechanics. With a background in electronics and computing, creating new ways of monitoring and assessing performance, is something I am passionate about and use in a lot of my work.

My goal is to create comprehensive biomechanical and tactical profiles for coaches and researchers. Working across a variety of sports including Beach Soccer, Archery, Table Tennis, and Swimming has allowed practical application of this research. The experience from this is relayed into my teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In my spare time, I compete at archery, previously representing Great Britain at numerous international events.


Some of my current research projects include:

- Biomechanics in Archery

- Joint position error (with Rachael Bewes)

- Tactical performance in Football (with Remi Luke)

- Power hitting interventions in Cricket (with Jordy Watts)

- Player load in Badminton (with Matthew Wylde)

- Virtual Reality as a feedback tool in developing motor skills

Journal Articles


  • Ellis, S., Callaway, A., Lauder, M. and Smith, N., 2020. Ergonomic fit of equipment for female white water kayakers: Can changing sitting height increase paddle stroke efficiency? In: Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network 7-8 September 2020 virtual.
  • Ertan, H., Er, F. and Callaway, A., 2019. Hit distribution patterns in recurve archery: An exploratory spatial analysis. In: International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport 8-10 July 2019 Russia.
  • Eroglu Kolayis, I., Callaway, A., Knicker, A., Ertan, H., Cilli, M. and Soylu, A.R., 2019. The relationship between arrow positioning and bow/draw arm EMG activity in archery. In: International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport 8-10 July 2019 Russia.
  • Dyer, B., Ellis, S. and Callaway, A., 2018. The contribution of a lower-limb prosthesis on Paracanoeing performance: a case study. In: ICF 2nd World Conference on Paracanoe 4-7 October 2018 Sweden.
  • Hemingway, A., Carter, S., Kavanagh, E., Callaway, A. and Ellis, S., 2018. The Mechanism of Action of an Equine Assisted Intervention. In: International Congress of Equine Facilitated Programmes 25-29 June 2018 Dublin Ireland.
  • Bewes, R., Williams, J. and Callaway, A., 2016. Quantifying the Static Shoulder Stability Test using Accelerometers. In: International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) 4-8 July 2016 Glasgow.
  • Ertan, H., Er, F. and Callaway, A., 2015. Spatial analysis of hit distribution in recurve archery. In: European College of Sport Science (ECSS) 24-27 June 2015 Malmö, Sweden.
  • Nyman, S.R., Goodwin, K., Kwasnicka, D. and Callaway, A., 2015. Do strategies to increase physical activity among older people work for individuals? In: IAGG VIII European International Congress 23-26 April 2015 Dublin, Ireland. Irish Ageing Studies Review, 6 (1), 29.
  • Heller, M., Wiedlack, J., Barfoot, K. and Callaway, A., 2014. Performance analysis in recurve archery: the potential role of timing stability and variability of movement phases. In: James, N. and O'Donoghue, P., eds. World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport - X 4-7 September 2014 Opatija, Coratia.
  • Barfoot, K., Casey, M. and Callaway, A., 2012. Combined EEG and eye tracking in sports skills training and performance analysis. In: World Congress of Performance Analysis of Sport IX 25-28 July 2012 University of Worcester.
  • Casey, M., Yau, A., Barfoot, K. and Callaway, A., 2012. Data mining of portable EEG brain wave signals for sports performance analysis: An Archery case study. In: International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) 19-24 July 2012 Glasgow, UK.
  • Callaway, A. and Broomfield, S., 2012. Technical factors utilised by elite archers: towards setting an agenda for archery. In: International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS) 19-24 July 2012 Glasgow, UK.


Internet Publications


  • Callaway, A., 2014. Quantification of performance analysis factors in front crawl swimming using micro electronics: a data rich system for swimming. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Applied Sciences.


PhD Students

  • Rachael Bewes. Quantifying Upper Limb Sensorimotor Control to Investigate Relevance to Shoulder Dysfunction
  • Matthew Wylde. Biomechanical analysis of badminton players using micro electronics
  • Jordan Watts, 2019. Kinematic and kinetic investigation into the effects of under-weight and over-weight cricket bats as a means of improving swing performance for range hitting in Cricket
  • Jacob Dayus, 2019. Performance Analysis in Football: Playing style variations in youth football (Completed)
  • Remi Luke, 2020. Investigating the interactions between technical and tactical performance indicators in youth teams (Completed)
  • Andrew Watt, 2022. Development of a valid and reliable method for through-range measurement of passive rotational stiffness of the lumbar spine
  • Cian Dunne, 2021. Isometric Hip Strength in Elite Football Players: Comparison to a Normal Population and it’s behaviour throughout a Football Season (Completed)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Performance Analysis L5
  • Dissertation supervision
  • Advanced Performance Analysis L6
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Biomechanics L4
  • Advances in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics L5
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics L6

Invited Lectures

  • Quantitative Research Methods, BU, 19 Oct 2015 more


  • Believable Agent Behaviour for Data-Driven Real-Time VR Simulation (InnovateUK, 01 Apr 2020). Awarded
  • Investigating the interactions between technical and tactical performance indicators in youth teams (AFC Bournemouth, 02 Sep 2019). Awarded
  • Isometric hip muscle strength in elite professional football (AFC Bournemouth, 01 Aug 2019). Completed
  • China Football 2019 - Academic provision (Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC), 01 Jun 2019). Completed
  • Performance Analysis: Investigating playing style variations in youth teams (AFC Bournemouth, 27 Jul 2018). Completed
  • Using virtual reality as a new delayed-feedback method (ACORN (Internal), 26 Jul 2018). Completed
  • China Football 2018 - Academic provision (Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC), 01 Jun 2018). Completed
  • China Football 2017 - Academic provision (Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC), 01 Jun 2017). Completed
  • Using sports performance software to enhance student assignment feedback (Santander, 11 Jan 2016). Completed
  • What is Poole's current and future tourism offer? (Poole Council, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
  • BU - Fusion (Mobility) (Internal, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
  • Pump-priming Beach Soccer Event (BU - Internal, 01 Sep 2014). Completed
  • Increasing walking among older people: A test of behaviour change techniques (RDU - Internal, 01 Oct 2012). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Examiner - MSc Sports Performance Analysis (2017-2021)
  • Plymouth College, External Examiner - Periodic Review (2016-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Committee, Organiser, SURE @ BU

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Compiled report on GP Patient Survey for NHS WEST HAMPSHIRE CCG
  • Performance Analyst - England Beach Soccer
  • Performance Analyst - Devon & Cornwall Archery Society
  • Behind the scenes at match of the day - Festival of Learning 2014
  • Industry Engagement through the Sports Degree Programmes - Back to the Future Conference 2014
  • Behind the scenes at match of the day - Festival of Learning 2015

Consultancy Activities

  • Performance Analyst, consultancy. England Beach Soccer, Shelley Broomfield, 01 Sep 2013
  • Performance Analyst, consultancy. Devon and Cornwall Archery Team
  • Westminster Sports Unit project, Creation of support pack for athletes. Westminster Sports Unit


  • PhD in Sports Technology - Biomechanics of Swimming (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • Level 1 Anthropometrist in Kinanthropometry (International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), 2013)
  • Level 4 Performance Analyst in Performance Analysis (International Society of Performance Analysis for Sport, 2013)
  • BEng (Hons) in Applied Computing and Electronics (Bournemouth University, 2006)


  • BASES - The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Member,
  • CIMSPA - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, Member,
  • HEA - Higher Education Authority, Fellow,
  • IET - The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Member,
  • ISAK - International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry, Member,
  • ISPAS - International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport, Accredited Level 4,
  • IST - Institute of Science and Technology, CSci - Chartered Scientist,
  • IST - Institute of Science and Technology, Member,